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Fairfax police seek suspects in ATM skimmer cases

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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (AP/WJLA) - Police on Friday said they were aggressively investigating after finding ATM skimming devices at several different ATMs across Fairfax County in recent weeks.

Fairfax County police released photos of men suspected on placing skimming devices on SunTrust Bank ATMs, as well as a photo of what a device might look like. (Photos: FCPD)

Police were notified after bank security personnel noticed a group of men placing skimming devices on the drive-thru ATM at the SunTrust Bank at 6052 Burke Commons Road on July 6.

The three suspects were described as white men in their 30s and that one carried a pizza box.

Police said ATM skimming devices were also placed at SunTrust banks at two other addresses: 6126 Rolling Road on June 28 and 9400 Richmond Highway on June 6.

Affected customers were notified by the banks, but police urged the public to look closely at ATMs when they use them.

"The skimming devices may appear on machines.. .and may be affixed loosely to machines with tape," police warned in a statement issued Friday.

Police asked anyone who may have information about the skimmer cases to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, by e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or by texting "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637.

Tips can also be called in to Fairfax County Police directly at 703-691-2131.

More photos of the suspects and skimming devices have been posted on the police department's website.

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